The Grenfell Tower tragedy should see off austerity. But don’t hold your breath | Patrick Butler

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While its residents are exempt from some of the government’s harshest welfare policies, it’s pretty much business as usual for everyone else

While the ideological certainties underpinning the past six years of cuts may seem to be unravelling, the day-to-day reality is that it is pretty much business as usual.

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